Table 1

Responses given when asked appropriate age to introduce specific foods.

Row %

Appropriate age

Early

On Time/Later

No Response


Wheat

Over 24 weeks

10%

60%

22%


Rice

Over 17 weeks

34.5%

41.5%

16%


Cow's Milk

Over 52 weeks

16%

60%

16%


Meat

Over 17 weeks

5%

64%

23%


Poultry

Over 17 weeks

6%

63%

23%


Fish

Over 24 weeks

32.5%

39%

20.5%


Eggs

Over 24 weeks

25.5%

46.5%

20%


Yoghurt

Over 24 weeks

38.5%

33%

20.5%


Honey

Over 52 weeks

20%

25%

47%


Fruit

Over 17 weeks

61.5%

13%

17.5%


Vegetables

Over 17 weeks

59%

14%

19%


*8% of respondents indicated that they never discuss weaning

Recommended minimum age for introducing solids were based on the current guideline of minimum weaning age of 6 months for breastfed babies and 4-6 months for formula-fed babies as per ESPGHAN.

Allcutt and Sweeney BMC Public Health 2010 10:201   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-201

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